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Application Process

Students planning to participate in any education abroad program – study abroad, international internships, service-learning, or any other program where credit will be granted – need to apply formally to TCNJ to have their credit counted toward their TCNJ degrees. Students who do not apply formally to TCNJ for study abroad will not have access to their financial aid and will not have their overseas credit counted toward their degrees. This page provides a step-by-step guide to completing the TCNJ application process; please read carefully and follow the instructions as noted.


Important Dates

September 26

Applications for winter faculty led is due

September 29

Applications for spring semester study abroad programs due

November 3

Applications for J-term programs due

February 23

Applications for summer faculty led programs due

March 1

Applications for summer, fall or academic year following due


Step-By-Step Guide

Find a Program

  • Use the TCNJ Program Directory and identify possible study abroad programs. Use the filters to specify particular countries, subjects to study, or program providers. To find TCNJ-sponsored programs, scroll to the bottom of the ‘Provider’ filter and pick the appropriate TCNJ option. Think, most importantly, about which locations would best suit your needs in terms of courses/credits, as well as location preference.
  • Should students not see their desire study abroad programs in the program directory, they will need to pursue the Petition process to gain program approval. Please contact the CGE at for more information about the petition process.

Log In and Apply

  • If you are a TCNJ student, log in using your TCNJ username and password.
  • If you are not a TCNJ student, click on “I do not have login credentials to this site” and follow the instructions.
  • You can fill out as much or as little of the application you’d like at a time. You can save your progress, and come back and edit. You can always withdraw the application, so don’t hesitate

Submit Required Materials

  • On your “Program Application Page,” you will need to submit all required “Material Submissions,” “Signature Documents,” “Recommendations,” and “Application Questionnaires.”
    • Once received, the check-boxes will be marked
  • All of the materials can be submitted electronically EXCEPT:
    • Academic evaluation forms
    • Application fee receipt (obtained from Student Accounts, Green Hall 119)
    • Health clearance form
  • The recommendations may be submitted electronically, by mail, or via email by the professor, but NOT the student.

Pay the Application Fee

  • Faculty-Led: $150
    • Non-refundable unless the program is cancelled or you are not accepted
  • Semester-long and non-TCNJ faculty led summer programs: $450
    • Non-refundable
  • Virtual Programs: $150
    • Non-refundable unless the program is cancelled or you are not accepted
  • If you are not accepted, you may put any application fee towards another program in the future


Late Application Policy

If you are considering submitting a late application, please contact the CGE staff immediately to discuss your options. Late applications are considered if space is available. A late fee of $50 will be added to the study abroad application fee for Spring, Fall or Academic Year study abroad


Can’t Find a Program That Works For You?

Students seeking to petition for approval of programs not listed in our directory need to follow our petition procedures.